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Video Parameters

Hauptmenü » Settings » Element Attributes » Video Parameters

Hint: More details can be found in the “Wiki”: https: //megazine3.de/doc/Video. The default values produce best results in almost all cases. JS specific video parameters In the JS variant, only a a subset of the mz3Viewer/FLASH parameters is…

Summary and Special Settings

Hauptmenü » Commands » Add Page Images » Summary and Special Settings

In addition and as summary of the settings already discussed, special requirements can usually be resolved with a combination of the following options. Extract Number from File Name If extracted # is selected, some special options are available to extract the…

Set Video Parameters

Hauptmenü » Commands » Add Elements » Set Video Parameters

Video parameterization before adding The “add video” window offers controls for Javascript video options directly in this window, i.e. without using the JS setting menu or the Element Attributes – Video Settings window. The following options are…

AIR Link / Area Parameter

Hauptmenü » Settings » Element Attributes » AIR Link / Area Parameter

!All settings are only supported in the mz3Viewer and the FLASH-Online version! The brief description of the individual parameters should be sufficient for a general understanding of the parameters. Further details can be found in special chapters of the…

Element Attributes

Hauptmenü » Settings » Element Attributes

The optional element parameters depend on the variant used. So the number of supported options in the Javascript version is smaller than in the mz3Viewer or Flash version. Reason: Most of these parameters were rarely used and confused rather than benefiting. In…

mz3Viewer Settings

Hauptmenü » Settings » mz3Viewer Settings

mz3Viewer could support all FLASH settings (and more). But many FLASH settings are unused and not really needed. The option to sort parameters by priority is helpful, but still: the sheer amount of options is confusing. Since FLASH will be history soon, we focus on…

Configuration Files

Basics » Configuration Files

Mz3Tool and MegaZine3 make use of several configuration files to save program settings and Mz3 Book parameters. Although usually not needed (all those parameters are managed automatically in the background), it can be helpful knowing about those files. A look into…

Sound Parameter

Hauptmenü » Settings » Element Attributes » Sound Parameter

JS specific audio parameters The Javascript version supports less “bells and whistles” than the mz3Viewer or FLASH version. A play/pause button or the standard toolbar of the browser can be used instead. 3 different buttons can be selected: The button…

Settings

Hauptmenü » Settings

The following options are available in the Settings menu: Configure Basic Settings In addition to the book parameters (page width and height, number of pages), the following paths can also be specified for the page type (double or single page): Publish…

Javascript Settings

Hauptmenü » Settings » Javascript Settings

Special Remarks Many of the settings available in the FLASH version are useless for the Javascript version. And since FLASH will be history soon and our main focus now is on the Javascript and mz3Viewer version, many “old” parameters no longer are listed…

Add Elements PopUp Menu

Hauptmenü » Commands » Add Elements » Add Elements PopUp Menu

As soon as at least one element (image, video, audio) has been selected, this small selection window is displayed. It contains special commands that are specific to the currently selected element. Illegal commands are disabled (grayed out) Possible commands: Add…

Add Link / Area

Hauptmenü » Commands » Add Elements » Select Element Type » Add Link / Area

Add links as link “element” With this special element, links (clickable areas, “area”) can be placed anywhere in the Mz3 book. !Links are only set to pages in the selected language! Exception: Select “All”!…

Actual Version

Versions » Actual Version

v2.4.3.13 The most important changes of this version 2.4.3.13 are:: 2019-04-07 Minor Bug Fixes Values for dragrange could not be made with the slider Position auf language code was too close to the elements of the navbar if the language code was added to the…

Preparations

Basics » Preparations

Before starting your first Mz3 Project you should find answers on some questions to achieve faster and better results. Feel free to use the following list as kind of checklist: Collect your media files Before starting with mz3Tool browse your files and collect all…

Add Sound Elements

Hauptmenü » Commands » Add Elements » Select Element Type » Add Sound Elements

Add audio as a sound element An audio file can be used for different purposes, for example: Background music for an opened page Audio documentation on a page Audio Books Depending on the variant, different functions can be used. Probably the option of placing…

Publish / Distribute

Hauptmenü » Commands » Publish / Distribute

Publish Mz3 book If the Mz3 book is complete or a “real-life-test” is desired, the respective “Package” can be generated via this menu item. First, the book is updated (like called via Commands – Update). A “Package”…

Collection of Examples

Basics » Collection of Examples

Some general use cases already are available: Add Page Images Add Elements Use of a Layout)* This chapter is intended for a discussion of special use cases and customer projects.

Book Parameter Input Window

Hauptmenü » Settings » Book Attributes » Book Parameter Input Window

If you click a row/cell, a new window opens with a list of all parameters that are part of the group the parameter is assigned to. Change values The current value of the selected attribute is displayed and can be changed via the specific and type-dependent…

Flash Settings

Hauptmenü » Settings » Flash Settings

MegaZine3 started more than 10 years ago as a pure Flash version. With this long history the configuration options grew year by year and the number of parameters is very high But many settings are not, no longer or only rarely used. Despite structure / structure,…

Page Attributes

Hauptmenü » Settings » Page Attributes

Page parameters   Page parameters are only valid for the selected page (s). If the same parameter is also available as a book parameter, a page parameter will override this value for the specified page or page range. To distinguish it from the book parameters,…

image parameter

Hauptmenü » Settings » Element Attributes » image parameter

The short description in the tooltips should be sufficient to understand the effects of the parameters. However, the tooltips are only available in English- Further details can be found in the “Wiki”: https: //megazine3.de/doc/Image (in English only). The…

Book Attributes

Hauptmenü » Settings » Book Attributes

JS specific book parameters Actually, there is one parameter that is only supported in the Javascript version: jsLanguageToggle If set to true, only one language icon will be displayed and a click will advance to the next available language. Advantage: This will…

Tips & Tricks

Basics » Tips & Tricks

This chapter is prepared for a collection of best practices, FAQs, tips&trick, … We already have an archive with several special use cases and typical “traps”. Once the documentation is finished, well extract valuable tips from this archive and…

Show PDF Info

Hauptmenü » Info » Show PDF Info

Show PDF Info From the currently assigned PDF file, many settings and parameters are read which can be displayed via this menu item, e.g. the page size of the first and second page, the number of pages, creation date etc. *A double-click in the window opens the…

Show Project Files

Hauptmenü » Info » Show Project Files

Open project folder Content Project Folder All data related to an Mz3 book is stored in a specific folder, the project folder. The project folder can be displayed via the menu item Info - Show Project Info. Experienced users have direct access to the…

MegaZine3 Help

Basics » Program Suite » MegaZine3 Help

Many operations are identical or very similar in the different versions of MegaZine3 (Javascript, Mz3Viewer, Flash). Here we’ll focus on the differences. Thsi chapter is a “work in progress”. General operation instructions are considered, but not…

mz3Tool

Overview – Introduction » mz3Tool

*Most screenshots can be enlarged with a click: A lightbox will open showing the images in full resolution. You can close the lightbox in clicking ESC Mz3 Book from a PDF File Mz3 Books can be built in a fast and easy way out of PDF files (New from PDF, Convert…

Server Upload

Basics » Server Upload

The Javascript and FLASH versions of MegaZine3 are created be mz3Tool as “Online Packages”. To offer/distribute Mz3 Books over the Internet, the appropriate Online Package must be located on a server. From there the data (the “pages”) are…

Google Analytics Support

Hauptmenü » Settings » Book Attributes » Google Analytics Support

Improved Google Analytics Support for JavaScript Now a more granular reporting is supported, i.e. all three levels of details plus an optional value are supported now: event category label value *Enabling Google Analytics tracking is very easy: only the…

Add Video Elements

Hauptmenü » Commands » Add Elements » Select Element Type » Add Video Elements

also movies can be displayed in the book. In the mz3Viewer and the FLash version movies can span across the fold of the book, i.e. a movie can be placed anywhere on a double page and still be played on the page. In the Javascript version only movies located…

Past Versions

History / Versions » Past Versions

v2.4.3.12: 07.02.2019 Little bug fixes: Menu: enable/disable menu items depending on the actual state 02/05/2019 Better support for videos on double pages Videos now can play inside double pages also; as long as the complete video box (preview image) fits into…

Quick Tours

Quick Tours

Actually, 3 different workflows cor building a new Mz3 Book from scratch are demonstrated. All use standard settings to achieve quick results. from PDF: Convert a PDF file and use the created “page images” as pages for a new Mz3 Book from Images…

Workflow

Basics » Workflow

For a better understanding of the kind of “jobs” you have to perform, such actions are listed as “workflow” below: Download and Installation This step is explained in detail in the chapter Download and Installation and is needed the first time…

Program Suite

Basics » Program Suite

The MegaZine3 Suite includes three programs: mz3Tool This is the main interface you’ll use to create and manage Mz3 Books. It is kind of IDE (Integrated Development Environment). megazine3 the megazine program comes in three flavors (3 different programs…

Browse XAMPP Project

Hauptmenü » Commands » Browse XAMPP Project

Open a JS package in the Browser If you use the Javascript version of Megazine3 to display the Mz3 book over the Internet in a browser, then the option of being able to test the finished book locally on your own computer is very helpful. For this to work and to…

Download and Installation

Overview – Introduction » mz3Tool » Download and Installation

If mz3Tool isn’t installed yet, please follow the following steps. mz3Demo Download mz3Tool is available as test version mz3Demo. This version offers almost full functionality and is available as free download. Please select your version and click the…

mz3-file

Advanced Options » XML Files » mz3-file

File extension mz3 The most important XML configuration file for MegaZine3 and mz3Tool is the mz3 file, named after the filename extension “.mz3”. Although the file extension is “.mz3” and not “.xml,” an mz3 file is a…

Create an Empty Book first

Quick Tours » New Mz3 Book from Photos » Create an Empty Book first

After a click on File – New in the main menu a window opens where you can set the page (width/height) and book parameters (page count, single/double page book). Set the page size based on the answers on the question you gave during the…

Convert PDF /w Default Settings

Quick Tours » New Mz3 Book from PDF » Convert PDF /w Default Settings

For the first test don’t change any of the default parameters and immediately click the Start button. . A status window pops up and gives feedback about the conversion progress. For bigger PDF documents the ETA (estimated time of arrival; in this case the…

Commands

Hauptmenü » Commands

Convert PDF Create Mz3 book from PDF file Add Page Images Set page images on pages Add Elements to Pages Add Image Free pictures or layouts on pages in the layout Add Video Capture a video preview image and put it on a page. Note: In the mz3Viewer and in…

Create a Book from Scratch

Quick Tours » Layout based New Mz3 Book » Create a Book from Scratch

Select File – New in the main menu.. In the window that opens you can set the page parameters (page size, page count, book type). Page Size If you already prepared the Page Images (and you should!), then you know the aspect ratio and can set a page…

Modify Elements on Pages

Hauptmenü » Commands » Modify Elements on Pages

Change and manage Elements Once the Mz3 book is filled with content, sooner or later there is a need for change. Without help in analyzing the content of several configuration files it’s difficult to find answers on questions like these: Why is my image not…

New – Empty Pages

Hauptmenü » File » New – Empty Pages

Start a new Mz3 Project (a new book) with empty pages. For first tests please accept the default settings. You can adjust all parameters later Page Size and Page Count As page count, the size of the first single page is defined, even for a double…

Link Button Settings

Hauptmenü » Settings » Javascript Settings » Link Button Settings

Link buttons can be added to the navigation bar/burger menu. Those links can be defined in this window. Link Buttons are either text links or icon links. The configurable parameters are: text link and tool tip This text either is shown directly as a text link (if…

Convert PDF

Hauptmenü » Commands » Convert PDF

PDF conversion p. A book can be assigned a PDF file. This is usually done when creating a new book (File – New from PDF). However, another PDF file can be selected later on at any time, from which page images can also be created by conversion (File – Use…

Build Thumbnails

Hauptmenü » Commands » Build Thumbnails

Thumbnails for the Javascript Version Since Version 2.4.3.13 Thumbnails are supported in the Javascript Version also. These Thumbnails are built automatically whenever Page Images are assigned to pages.(see Add Page Images) If no Page Images are used or had been…

Place Images on selected Pages

Hauptmenü » Commands » Add Page Images » Assign Page Images to pages » Place Images on selected Pages

If possible, images should be assigned to pages automatically . Tthis will save a lot of time! If a single image needs to be replaced, it often is easier and faster to manually place this image on a page. This can be done in 2 ways: As page image (PIMG) via…

mz3Viewer

Overview – Introduction » mz3Viewer

mz3Viewer is available for WIndows 10 and MAC OSx. mz3Viewer “digests” mz3z- ot the original mz3-files and presents based on that information and data the respective Mz3 Book. mz3Viewer offers the full functionality of the “deprecated”…

Page Number by Index

Hauptmenü » Commands » Add Page Images » Assign Page Images to pages » Page Number by Index

*Remark: How numbers are extracted from file names is the same for the use of Page Images and Thumbnails. Therefore this information is helpful for both use cases! The following example shows different strategies for mapping images to pages: 64 photos from our…

Advanced Edit

Hauptmenü » Commands » Add Elements » Advanced Edit

If the item Advanced Edit is selected in the Add Element PopUp Menu, this special window opens. The default values ​​for the layout design and the margins can be changed here. The margins also determine the boundaries that apply to the Layout area. The larger…

MegaZine3

Overview – Introduction » MegaZine3

MegaZine3 is a complete and easy to use solution for digital publishing eBooks catalogs photo books reports company brochures and more… All such “Mz3 Books” offer a bunch of functionalities like Page Flip Embedded Images, Video, Sound,…

Add Elements

Hauptmenü » Commands » Add Elements

Add Media and Links What are Elements? An “element” is generally “something” that can be added to a page; on top of a page background. The following “elements” are currently supported: Images (Image Element) Video (Video /…